in open and public session at 6:00 p.m. on April 11, 2005 at City Hall. Mayor Howard
Stubbendieck called the meeting to order with Council Members Bob McCaulley, Melody
Falcone, Larry Bauers and Ray Frew answering roll. Absent: None.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in three public places in the City
on April 7, 2005.
Minutes of the March 14, 2005 were approved as written.
Representatives of Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP presented the annual audit report, which was
approved by the Council.
John Trecek of Ameritas Investment Corporation presented information regarding bonding for
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 545
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF VARIOUS PURPOSE
BONDS, 2005 SERIES, OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, IN THE
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000) ISSUED
FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COST OF PAVING INTERSECTIONS AND AREAS
FORMED BY THE CROSSING OF STREETS AND ALLEYS WITHIN THE CITY IN
STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2003-1 AND PAYING THE COST OF PAVING
STREETS AND ALLEYS WITHIN SAID DISTRICT EXCLUSIVE OF SAID
INTERSECTIONS; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A
SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID
BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY
OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE
BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PURLISHED IN PAMPHLET
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew that the statutory rule requiring reading on three
different days be suspended, and upon roll call vote the following Council Members voted Yea:
McCaulley, Falcone, Bauers and Frew. The following voted Nay: None. The motion to
suspend the rules was adopted by three-fourths of the Council and the statutory rule was declared suspended for consideration of said ordinance. Said Ordinance was then read by title and thereafter Council Member Falcone moved for final passage of the Ordinance, which motion was seconded by Council Member Bauers. The Mayor then stated the question was “Shall Ordinance No. 545 be passed and adopted?” Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted Yea: McCaulley, Falcone, Bauers and Frew. The following voted Nay: None. The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred in by three-fourths of all members of the
Council, the Mayor declared the ordinance adopted and the Mayor in the presence of the Council
signed and approved the ordinance and the Clerk attested the passage and approval of the same
and affixed her signature thereto and ordered the Ordinance to be published in pamphlet form as
provided therein. A true, correct and complete copy of said ordinance is on file at the City
Upon review of bids received for operation of the concession stand at the ball field, a motion was
made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to deny the highest bid, as terms of the contract from
said bidder had not been fully during the previous year, and approve the bid of $650 submitted
by Vickie Switzer and Teri Bauers for operation of the concession stand for the ensuing year.
Motion carried unanimously. It was agreed to include in the new contract that the concession
stand would not be open during the Renegade Football games to be held this summer.
Motion by Bauers seconded by McCaulley to deny the use of the concession stand for any Close-Up activities during the ensuing year. Motion carried unanimously.
The Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted that 186 hours were patrolled
during the month with 24 calls of service.
The Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and the Monthly Maintenance Report were presented by
Bruce Sorensen and Rob Bauers, respectively. Motion by Bauers, seconded by McCaulley to
hire R & R Welding to sandblast and powder coat the flat bed box of the city’s pickup, to include
two tool boxes, at a cost not to exceed $550. Motion carried unanimously. Following discussion
of prices for a new gate at the tree/brush disposal entrance, Councilman McCaulley agreed to
help Robby construct a new gate upon receipt of the necessary materials. McCaulley also agreed to donate a mulcher/bagger lawn mower for mowing the area around the gazebo. Motion by Bauers, seconded by Falcone to pursue the purchase of ten metal fire rings for the city camping area near the city lakes. Motion carried unanimously.
Wayne Rupp requested city backing of several projects involving community improvement and
suggested forming a Beautification Committee to pursue areas in need of improvement, which
the Council felt would be beneficial to pursue. Main areas of concern mentioned at the meeting
involved railroad property where a dilapidated building and piles of deteriorated railroad ties
remain, and the roadside along South Garfield Street, which has accumulated debris and
In regard to Fire Department issues, the following actions were taken: Motion by Bauers,
seconded by Falcone to approve the purchase of a combination copier/printer/fax machine, not to
exceed $250. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Bauers, seconded by Frew to approve the
application of Nicholis Markham to join the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. The
request for the city to consider the purchase of coats for department members was denied. In an
effort to promote energy conservation, it was agreed to install tamper proof locking thermostats
in the Fire Barn and obtain prices for an insulated garage door for the basement for future
A report of Monthly Health Board Activities included: Thomas and Meisinger-legal action
pending; hired clean up of Taylor property completed and necessary measures for compensation
being pursued; awaiting hired clean up of SENAHC property; no response on the Wolfe
property; progress made on the Kerans property, but continue monitoring. Compliance was met
by others notified during the month of wrecked or unlicensed vehicles. New issued addressed
included vacant lots for sale in need of regular maintenance, various other properties with
abandoned or unlicensed vehicles and properties with accumulated debris, which will all be
pursued by the City Attorney.
Details were finalized to authorize the Renegade Football Team to play their home football
games in Weeping Water during the summer months, with the City Attorney being advised to
draw up an appropriate contract for the same.
Building Permits issued during the month included: Mark Allison-garage; Mike Barrettscreened
in deck. Miscellaneous Building Permits issued included: Jim Thoms-bin; and Kay
Gerdes-deck. Discussion was held regarding unauthorized building activity in the city, with the
Clerk being advised to notify the appropriate parties.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Bauers to approve the proposal for the purchase of a portable radio
for the Rescue Squad in the amount of $494.15. Motion carried unanimously.
Various items discussed included landscaping plans in various areas around the city, city wide
street cleaning to be completed the first part of May, pursuing relocation of the brush disposal
site, City Clean Up Day, which is scheduled May 7, 2005, and pursuing the proper procedures
for declaring specific city property as excess property.
Following review of sample ordinances, it was recommended that the City Attorney draft an
ordinance for presentation at the May meeting which would reflect revisions to city regulations
regarding abandoned vehicles. It was also agreed that the City Attorney pursue the proper
procedure for revising city regulations regarding the holding period for impounded dogs or cats
from five days to three days.
Information received regarding interest in creating a mural in the business district was presented
with the Clerk being advised to pursue the interested parties.
Members of the Council were advised of a public hearing set for Monday, April 18, 2005 at 5:00
p.m. to consider action on the Baxter Subdivision.
Correspondence received was presented for council review.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Bauers to accept the following claims: Salaries-5598.45; Alltel,
util-602.56; OPPD, util-2415.68; Aquila, util-1236.19; Ameritas, emp ben-561.47; Farmers &
Merchants Bank, whlg-1529.15; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sales tax-949.85; Svoboda &
Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-1053.98; PeopleService, prof-10110.00; Cass
County Refuse, reimb-7000.00; Ash Grove Cement Co., park lease pmt-450.00; Pool loan int.
pmt-6697.47; Lake Imp. Loan pmt-33152.62; SE Girls Softball League, league fees-260.00; J.
Donham, animal control-143.90; S. Hauschild, maint-392.50; K. Gerdes, rmb sup/mlg-60.43;
Miller-Monroe-Farrell, ins-9747.00; The Journal, publ-311.52; Global Equipment Co., imp-
303.66; WW Express Lane, fuel-361.71; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-127.52; Menards, sup-23.86;
Stubbendick Implement, rep-200.63; Keckler Oil Co., fuel, rep-82.42; Dale P. Nielsen,
rep/maint-328.29; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-308.29; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; Cass
County Sheriff, prof-2711.80; Alliance Medical, sup-11.58; Moore Medical Corp., sup-132.00;
Linweld, sup-104.30; Cass County Little League, lg fees-450.00; Fluid Manufacturing, cap imp-
1169.00; Newsweek, bks-20.00; J. Aronson, mlg/mtg-14.18; Ingram Library System, bks-
439.83; Park reg fee reimb: R. Patterson-30.00, M. Schneider-30.00, R. Jones-30.00, P. Rhodes-
30.00, D. Norris-30.00; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-9.50; Great Plains One Call, serv-5.83; EMS
Billing, reimb-572.80; Whiz Repair, maint-247.90; L. Sorensen Trucking, maint-330.00;
Southeast Community College, trng bks-319.90. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk